Roofing Laborer (Harrisonburg)

Roofing Laborer (Harrisonburg)

13 Jul 2020

Roofing Laborer (Harrisonburg)

Baker Roofing Company, the second largest roofing contractor in the nation, is always recruiting for top talent in the roofing industry. Family owned and operated, we have been around for over 100 years. We have twenty three offices across Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida.

Baker Roofing Company is looking for energetic employees who are interested in a structured career path that is proven to get motivated individuals from entry-level positions to foreman in as little as two years.

Previous construction experience is preferred, but not required.

Starting pay as high as $14-16/hour.


Assist Roofers and Foremen with preparing the job site for covering roofs of structures with materials such as metal, shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, and related materials. May operate hand and power tools of all types.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The lists below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School/G.E.D preferred but not required

Years of Experience: 6 months – 1 year of general construction experience

Certifications: None required

Driver License: Not required but it is a plus

Must be self-motivated, open minded, and able to accept constructive criticism

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the basic Safety techniques and procedures

Attention to detail, ability to prioritize task and meet deadlines according to instructions received

Ability to organized, plan, and execute work assignments

Ability to climb ladders, stairways and scaffolding

Interpersonal skills necessary to work on a team

Ability to read and use tape measure; mark or record distances

General basic knowledge of construction materials and tools involved in the construction or repair of structures

Ability to perform general physical activities in construction areas

Ability to identify problems and communicate them to his foreman in order to accomplish work

Ability to identify and resolves problems in a timely manner according to instructions received

Essential Functions

Clean up debris from the roof surface and surrounding property.

Assist with the installation of vapor barriers and/or layers of insulation on the roof decks of roofs.

Cover exposed nail heads with roofing cement or caulking to prevent water leakage and rust.

Assist with the installation of partially overlapping layers of material over roof insulation surfaces.

Assist with covering roofs and exterior walls of structures with metal, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, gravel, gypsum, and/or related materials, using brushes, knives, punches, hammers and other tools.

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Repair cracks, defects, or damage, using proper materials

Physical ability to stand and walk, lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds regularly

Apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings

Physical Demands

Requires standing up for long periods of time

Requires climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

Requires considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body in order to climb, lift, balance, walk, and handling materials

Requires use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving out or fatiguing

Requires seeing details at close range

Requires repetitive movement, bending or twisting, kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling

Physical ability to stand and walk, lift and carry items weighing 50 pounds regularly

Work Environment

Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions, in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures, includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.

Includes exposure to contaminants, hazardous material or equipment

Mistakes are not easily correctable and have serious consequences, therefor Safety procedures need to be followed

Requires exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

Requires exposure to high places or dangerous conditions


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Baker Roofing Company is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you need special assistance or an accommodation in applying for employment at Baker Roofing Company, please contact our Human Resources department .

EOE Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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